Garry Winogrand
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]

 Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. 
 The photograph isn’t what was photographed. It’s something else. It’s a new fact. 
 Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed. 
 I like to work in that area where content almost overwhelms form. 
 What photograph isn’t a still life? 
 There are no photographs while I’m reloading. (On being asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film.) 
 We know too much about how photographs look... It is natural to make those pictures we know. It’s boring, you don’t learn anything that way. You keep making what you know. 
 I don’t have messages in my pictures... For me the true business of photography is to capture a bit of reality (whatever that is) on film… if, later the reality means something to someone else, so much the better. 
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